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Digital Lab Receives £5M Funding

19th December 2022

A £5 million grant was given to The Precision Digital Manufacturing and Healthcare Technology Lab by the Office of Students. The grant will be used to finance a digital lab to help students by teaching them about the specialised tools utilised in manufacturing and technology industries.
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences temporary head, Professor Stephen Hagen, explained how “having this equipment will enable us to train the specialists that our hospitals are calling out for.
“this new laboratory will make it possible to teach therapeutic radiography, which is the use of radiation to treat cancer. We’re delighted to have this opportunity, without large capital investments like these we would not be able to gain access to this type of specialist and costly equipment.”
Catherine Hobbs, from the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, expressed that this “will offer great benefits, especially in areas such as digital healthcare. The precision 3D printing technology available will mean we can create useable components for healthcare applications, while digital twinning will allow us to simulate how objects will work in a virtual environment.”
Susan Lapworth, Chief Executive Officer of the Office for Students, commented that “modern laboratories and state-of-the-art technology mean students learn with the best facilities. Our investment will also increase the provision of short courses that offer flexibility to boost the skills of the workforce.”
“The OfS-funded capital projects will ensure current and future students have a positive experience while studying expensive-to-deliver subjects that are strategically important to society. Taxpayers will feel these benefits too, as our investment will boost local and regional economies and support environmental sustainability.”
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